There are many ways in which your company can help the Club.
From fundraising, to championing our events through corporate sponsorship through getting your staff involved there is a variety of engaging methods in which your business and the Club can work together for the benefit of the community.
Your firm isn’t based in Bolton? That’s not a problem. Helping youngsters onto the right path is an issue that affects the youth today right across the country! Getting involved with the Club helps your company wherever you’re based to make an investment in tomorrow’s citizens who are ultimately future employees.
Here are a few ways to help:
Event sponsorship and support
The Club runs several events each year attracting many supporters. For each event, there is a variety of opportunities for sponsorship from glasses and barrels at the Beer Festival to putting your name to one of our Business Breakfasts – the Club’s successful networking events.
Since its launch in 1987, Payroll Giving has continued to grow and in 2010/2011 almost £118 million was raised nationally through the scheme with more than 735,000 employees donating. To register for Payroll Giving, please click here.
Many of the Club’s events have scope to help your business develop your staff. Get in touch to find out how we can tailor aspects of our events to meet your training and development needs.
Gifts of equipment or gifts in kind
As a charity, sourcing expensive items of equipment can sometimes be out of our reach. We are always on the look out for donations of equipment such as soft play apparatus, sports goods and arts and craft materials. The Club also hosts several events for our members throughout the year, including Halloween and Christmas parties any suitable donations such as decorations or raffle prizes are always gratefully received.
Charity of the Year Partnerships
Why not make Bolton Lads & Girls Club your chosen charity for one year? Together we can make a difference to the lives of young people and also help raise the profile of your company – its a perfect way to raise staff moral by getting them to back a great cause. And of course, you’re welcome to come to the Club and meet some of members to see exactly where your money goes!
A simple, quick and easy way of helping the Club is to have one of the Club’s collection tins in your business – they’re small enough to fit on the surface of any staff room work top or reception desk. To quote a well know supermarket chain, ‘every little helps’ and collection tins are a great way to collect loose change, every penny goes to make a vital difference.
The Club – Bolton Lads & Girls Club dedicated supporters newsletter – is published every quarter. Distributed throughout the town and to over 100 of our Patrons, many of whom are important business leaders in Bolton, advertising in or sponsoring the newsletter is a great way for your business to be seen by the right people.
Getting your staff involved in fundraising for the Club is a great motivator.
What better way to engage employees than giving them a common goal to work towards? Meeting their goals builds team spirit and gives the team a sense of pride.
Employee fundraising also projects a positive corporate image of your company and demonstrates its commitment to the work of the Club.
Here are just a few of the possibilities for raising money in your workplace:
Hold a dress down day
Some of your team may want to take on an exciting challenge
Hold a raffle
Have a tea/ cake party
Become A Patron
Becoming a Patron enables us to keep the Club open seven nights a week, 52 weeks of the year offering our core services and a safe place for the youngsters of Bolton to come.
From as little as £35 a month (for an Individual Patron) or £50 a month (for a Company Patron), you can make a difference by signing up to become a Patron.